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Dr. Roberdeau Simmons
  • April 11, 1952
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  • September 24, 2020

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Roberdeau Dunn Simmons, 68, of Fort Myers, FL, passed away after battling cancer on September 24, surrounded by loved ones. Rob was born in Tulsa, OK, raised in Woodstown, NJ, and made Fort Myers his home for the past 33 years.  He graduated from Duke University and Duke Medical School.  Rob truly found his calling as a physician, growing his practice in internal medicine over the past four decades, where he treated patients like family.  Rob loved his dogs, reading, golfing, watching old movies, going to the gun range, road tripping in his RV, and spending time in Yellowstone National Park, his favorite place in the world.

Rob is survived by his children, Chelsea (Ryan Rivas), Sean, and Lindsay (David Dozier); his siblings, Jan Hoerst (Frank) and Steve Simmons (LeeAnn); nieces Sallyann Bergh and Amy Simmons, nephew Randall Bergh (Katrina), and great-niece Josephine; and his partner, Ann Sell.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Sara Frances “Sally” Funk and Muncy Edgar Funk.

A private service will be held at Cypress Lake United Methodist Church.  To honor Rob, please consider a donation to preserve Yellowstone NP at www.yellowstone.org

Family and friends may sign the guest register of leave a condolence message by visiting www.baldwincremation.com.

Baldwin Brothers Funeral and Cremation Society  is honored to serve the Simmons family during this difficult time.


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  1. 17 Oct 2020
    Jan says:
    Rob was a caring, considerate and loving brother to me. I was so proud of you and loved our times together. I will miss you immensely, Rob. Rest In Peace, Rob.

  2. 16 Oct 2020
    Tim and Terry says:
    In our experience, there was none like you. Truly an incredible physician. You will be missed by many and not for just your doctoring skills but for a compassionate and thoughtful person. May you Rest In Peace and receive God's blessings.

  3. 14 Oct 2020
    Gayle Bowden says:
    To my favorite doctor ever and friend, thank you for everything you've done for us for 20 years, Dr Simmons. There will never be another as nice and good, and I will always miss you. Thoughts and prayers, RIP!

  4. 08 Oct 2020
    Susan Roberts says:
    Godspeed, Rob. May your walk along the path of souls be lit by the love of those whose lives you touched. Light up the heavens..

  5. 07 Oct 2020
    susan danser says:
    One of the best doctors I've had the privilege to work with. My thoughts and prayers for your family. RIP Dr Simmons!!
    Susan Danser(Santos)

  6. 02 Oct 2020
    Charles & Marilyn Young says:
    Absolutely the best doctor and friend.
    May you Rest In Peace.

  7. 30 Sep 2020
    Sallyann Bergh lit a candle:
    Lit since September 30, 2020 at 9:02:45 PM

  8. 29 Sep 2020
    Chelsea Simmons posted an image:


  9. 29 Sep 2020
    Susan Bergh lit a candle:
    Lit since September 29, 2020 at 9:12:58 PM

  10. 27 Sep 2020
    Hank & Ann says:
    Good bye to a true friend--we will miss you very much--Ann & Hank

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